First off, I'm hoping the obscurity/ rarity of this model offsets the lack of details. I am pretty outclassed here, and I hope that that will motivate me to build better to at least get close to par with some of the outstanding work on here!
*Long story warning*
Paul Blevins and John Scotto campained the Nomad, which most of you are familer with. They built this Corvette I Believe in 1971, to run in Modified Production/D Gas because of the rules. The rules allowed no engine setback or fibreglass parts (unless factory), and the addition of a solid axle to a car that came from the factory without. So with a fibreglass body, and 12 inches of engine setback a Corvette was a great choice.
And when retrofitting the solid axle (an Oldsmobile front loader), they came up with a prototype rear suspension, the 4 Link.
At this point most people were running leafs with ladder bars, or some sort of coil spring/ladder bar setup. Once dialed in this car won lots, including the 1972 US Nationals, as well as the World Finals that year. As i understand it, it was the first 4 link car to win an NHRA event. At the time it held the record at a 10.17 with a 327.
I think part of the reason this car doesnt have the notirioty of the Nomad, is because after being run for less than 2 years it was sold to Dick Moroso (Yes the Moroso performance parts guy) so Paul could go Pro Stock Racing.
Either just before or just after the car was sold to Dick, it was tubbed to run a 12 inch slick with a Dana 60. Once Dick was done with it, the car ended up north of the border in the Toronto area, my details are somewhat foggy here. The car was modified pretty heavily to run in Mini Pro with drag spindles and brakes, rack and pinion, more engine setback, 14 inch tire, full tin kit etc. a couple of owners later around 1988 it ended up at my Dads shop to have a big block chev put in it.
The car really went too fast with the big block, it ran in the 8.50s with a single carb 468. A testament to the original engineering of the 4 link, with chevelle coils!
Theres only 3 tracks around our way, and after being kicked out of all 3 for running too fast with no chute, cage certification etc, the car went into mothballs til around 2000.
It was delivered to my dads again, to put it on the street. One of our friends saw the car, heard the story about Blevins and bought it on the spot.
It has now undergone a complete restoration, and been put back to 1971 spec. Before Paul Blevins died, the current owner contacted him, and while somewhat unwilling, Paul ID'd the car as his. One of the keys was the reshaped wheel lips in the rear. They were built with torch hoses!
Anyways, heres my take on The Scotto Blevins GM/P D/G Corvette. Built from a Revell kit, with Ebay decals for the Nomad, Cragars from a Chevelle kit, scratched side windows, rear suspension, wheelie bars and the worst looking hood scoop of the 70's.
I am not really happy with the paint, decals should have been coated a few times before i laid them, and it has those terrible plastic rear tires.
Once i find a real set of correct decals for it, i will probably redo it, but for now it looks good on the shelf.